Making and Knowing
A minimal edition of BnF Ms Fr 640 in English Translation

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For stamped ornaments used for embellishing and inserting into or covering the edges of mirrors, the tops of chests, or the friezes of bed valances

Etch with aqua fortis on iron or copper whatever you have pounced and drawn there, next make it neat with a burin or chisel. Then pour soft tin, yet unused, onto polished marble and flatten it, making it quite thin, with a wooden board. Or else pour it on a table as is done with lead, or put it through a roll—press. Next lay your tin plate over the engraving, and over the tin plate put a piece of felt and strike it with a hammer. Then gild it in the following manner.